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KEANE ON CLEAN SHEETS

Posted on 16 January 2008  - 12:00

Robbie Keane preferred to discuss the importance of recording a clean sheet rather than the goal that took his tally to 99 in our colours.

Robbie Keane preferred to discuss the importance of recording a clean sheet rather than the goal that took his tally to 99 in our colours.The striker's first half goal saw us through the FA Cup 3rd round replay against Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday night and left him one short of a significant milestone in a Spurs shirt.

"We are obviously very happy because the most important thing is to get through to the next round," reacted Robbie to the 1-0 victory. "I think the most pleasing factor of the evening was that we kept a clean sheet as in the last couple of games against Reading there has been a lot of goals conceded by both teams.

"So it was important for us as a group not to give away any goals and we defended as a team very, very well and from set pieces we never looked like we were going to concede.

"I think overall it was a much deserved win," added Robbie, before pondering the prospect of Manchester United away in round four.

"They are struggling a little bit at the moment... It will obviously be a tough game because they are a great team with fantastic players. We know it will be difficult but, over the years, we have gone up there and given a good account of ourselves and we will be looking to do the same again."

And on the subject of goals?

"As a striker you are judged on getting goals and it is always important to score and get your confidence up. I've been lucky enough to have scored a few this season but it is not about me, it is about the team."

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